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  • Toward a Competency-Based Learning System

    Policy workarounds like "seat-time waivers" won't be enough to replace traditional age-based grade level advancement in K-12 with a competency-based system. Rather, according to a new report released by iNacol, it will take a "comprehensive policy redesign" combined with sound technology practices, professional development, and a broadly accepted, student-centered definition of competency-based learning to make that change a reality.

  • Education Groups Support Upping Science Standards

    Education organizations are rallying behind a report released Tuesday by the National Research Council that provides a foundation for the writing of a common set of expectations for K-12 students in science.

  • Arizona District Launches 3.26 MW Solar Project

    Buckeye Elementary School District in Arizona has begun construction on a 3.26-megwatt photovoltaic solar project.

  • AMX Acquires SchoolView

    AV technology maker AMX reported it has acquired SchoolView Technologies, a developer of software designed for managing various aspects of school technologies, from bell schedules and clock synchronization to streaming video and paging.


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